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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.






2. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy






3. A test in which the results can be used to determine a student's progress toward mastery of a content area. performance is compared to an expected level of mastery in a content area rather that to other student's scores. Such tests usually include qu






4. Response to Intervention - a multi-step or tiered approach to providing services and interventions at increasing intensity to students or an entire class.






5. The percentage is defined to include scores in a specified distribution that fall below the point at which a given score lies.






6. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!






7. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.






8. The process of systematically gathering test scores and related data in order to make judgement about an individuals ability to perform various mental activities involved in the processing - acquisition - retention - conceptualization - and organizat






9. Attempt - Failure - Frustration - Avoidance - Lack of Practice - No improvement - Loss of esteem - loss of motivation = THIS






10. r-controlled syllable






11. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test






12. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development






13. Comprehensive end-of-year exams - reflecting the specific subject matter outlines in the curriculum.






14. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes






15. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"






16. Explicitly teaches strategies and techniques for studying texts and acquiring meaning






17. The ability to translate print to speech with rapidity and automaticity that allows the reader to focus on meaning.






18. A syllable ending with a long vowel sound. (labor - freedom)






19. A type of derived score such that the distribution of these scores for a specified population has convenient known values for the mean and standard deviation.






20. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests






21. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound






22. A student with mastery can utilize the information successfully - but may struggle or need to call upon learning strategies to do so.






23. Most soundly supported by research for effective instruction in beginning reading - Must be explicitly taught - Must be systematically organized and sequenced - Must include learning how to blend sounds together






24. Students proceed trough predictable stages of learning to reading.






25. Reading can be learned as naturally as speaking - reading is focused on constructing meaning from texts using children's books rather than basal or controlled readers - reading is best learned in the context of the group - phonics is taught indirectl






26. Academic Language Therapy Association






27. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.






28. A step taken by school personnel to determine which students are at risk for not meeting grade level standards.






29. International Multisensory Structured Education Council






30. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound






31. Screening test. Elementary age only. Asks test taker to name the letters of the alphabet






32. A morpheme attached to the end of a word that creates a word with a different form or use. Suffixes include inflected forms indicating tense - number - person and comparatives.






33. Is a type of test - assessment - or evaluation which yields an estimate of the position of the tested individual in a predefined population - with respect to the trait being measured. This estimate is derived from the analysis of test scores and poss






34. An affix attached to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of that word.






35. The writing system of a language. Correct or standardized spelling according to established usage.






36. Given normal vision - the ability to recognize and interpret information taken in with the eye.






37. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies






38. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)






39. Nationally known for research on both the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties in young children as well as work on assessment of phonological awareness and reading






40. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words






41. A single functioning or signaling unit of our word patterns. The separate sound units of spoken words.






42. Federal Law. Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs receiving federal $$ - Civil Rights Law - to protect people with disabilities by allowing full participation in the workplace.






43. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness






44. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language






45. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.






46. Making sense of what we read. Comprehension is dependent on good word recognition - fluency - vocabulary - worldly knowledge - and language ability.






47. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example






48. Closed syllable - open syllable - vowel- consonant-e - r controlled syllable - vowel team - final stable syllable






49. Normalized standard scores with a range of 1 to 9. They are status score within a particulur norm group.






50. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.